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Hudson Valley Community College to Offer Technology Camp, Forensics and Geocaching Programs at Malta TEC-SMART Facility This Summer

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 16, 2016

Hudson Valley Community College will offer two Technology Enrichment Camps as well as Summer Academy programs in forensic science and geocaching this summer at its TEC-SMART extension center at 345 Hermes Road in Malta.

Designed to encourage scientific experimentation and innovation in middle and high school students, each of the week-long Technology Enrichment sessions will include daily modules that cover topics like design, engineering, electronics and energy conservation. Participants will work in teams to design and build structures, explore computer-aided design and solve problems using technology.

The week-long middle school program, for students entering grades 6 - 8, will run August 8 - 12. The high school program, for students entering grades 9 - 11, will run August 1 - 5. Both sessions will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cost is $265.

Technology Enrichment instructors will be teachers from the Argyle and Ballston Spa Central school districts.

Also at TEC-SMART this summer, half-day Summer Academy programs “Forensic Crime Scene I” and “Geocaching” will be offered for students entering grades 6 - 8. Both programs will be offered August 1 – 5, with forensics in the morning and geocaching in the afternoon. Campers can chose one or take both. The cost is $99 per session.

For more information or to register, contact the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education, (518) 629-7339, or go to

Hudson Valley Community College’s Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies (TEC-SMART) features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.